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of gay rights in america. then, behind the headlines: should organ donors receive financial compensation? [ ♪music ] >> bonnie: hello, i'm bonnie erbÉ, happy new year, and welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first: gay rights in 2010. 2009 was a landmark year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, culminating in the election of houston's first openly lesbian mayor. in so doing, houston became the largest u.s. city to elect an openly gay mayor. mayor elect annise parker told us, as did other lgbt leaders, about the gay rights movement's future in the new year. >> oh, i absolutely believe that my win is a step forward for the gay community, the lgbt community. it's that we have to put it in context. i have been out since i was 16. i am 53 years old now. i was an activist in college, an activist in my early 20s. the world has changed. what my election says is, one more example of the fact that the world has changed. and what i have been working for all these years is for all of us to be able to be recogn
as america's capital of anti- semitism. jews were discriminated against in everything, housing, jobs, education, public examination, it even service clubs and automobile clubs. you can imagine how blacks were treated in that society. that is one of the reasons that the record of america, with an administration beloved by youths, raised only a feeble voice against the holocaust. that was then. now, of course, the twin cities are among the most dynamic cities in america, a place where they have jewish said as -- jewish senators, and dozens of black [unintelligible] i just want to ask the question what happened? how did that happen? lots of things. the most significant for me was the powerful ties of the civil rights revolution which knocked down the closed society of my youth, knocking down the walls of segregation and discrimination, smashing quotas and apartheid, opening the doors of equal opportunity to blacks and jews and, ultimately, to women, two days, and to persons of disabilities. -- to dagays, and to persons of disabilities. the and before him had the moral clout that martin
you. >> glor: still ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, where america stands-- how close are we to predicting earthquakes in time? >> glor: following the horrendous earthquake in haiti, a new cbs news poll finds just 34% of americans believe the u.s. is prepared for a major earthquake here. 59% believe it is not. many feel that underscores the need for a system of accurate and timely prediction. our science and technology correspondent daniel sieberg lays out the challenge as cbs reports "where america stands." >> reporter: in the past 20 years, there have been 26 earthquakes measuring 6.5 or higher in places like san francisco and northridge, california. they turn high rises into rubble. they happen without warning. explain our report card shows america gets mixed grades when it comes to preparing for and predicting earthquakes. overall researchers tell us america gets a b-plus for knowing what causes earthquakes but a c-plus when it comes to securing infrastructure. short-term predictions are simply not possible yet and earthquakes could happen in places you wouldn't expect,
remembers the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king today. what would he say about race in america today? you're watching msnbc. [ male announcer ] if you've had a heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death, by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix, protection that helps save lives. [ female announcer ] people with stomach ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines, including aspirin, may increase bleeding risk, so tell your doctor when planning surgery. certain genetic factors and some medicines, such as prilosec, may affect how plavix works. tell your doctor all the medicines you take, including aspirin, especially if you've had a s
interstate commerce and destroying the remnants of fuel culture in america the to transatlantic travel the california gold rush and the growth of the united states into a continental nation, the start of travel across central america and the planting of the seed that was to become the panama canal, the crushing of the notorious philip bussel william walker and his attempt to abscond with the country of nicaragua the discretion of the merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipments both which played a seminal part in winning the civil war, the fabled manipulations of the erie breault road and the birth of modern corporations the consolidation of the great new york real plots into the enormous new york central and hudson river railroad, the growth of new york city into the first city of north america and a major world hub of finance and trade complete with his first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events and more. as stiles writes the commodore's live lets his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity. he started
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> high anxiety. tension in the skies as to two planes are turned back. >>> and one what official calls a shock. the series of missed clues on christmas day. >>> arctic grip across much of the nation. draining city budgets. and it's still days from ending. >>> and accidental pitchman. white house outrage over a presidential pic used front and center in times square. >> it's thsday, january 7th, 2010. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. the christmas day bam plot has sparked a major crackdown in the air and on the ground. and plenty of chaos. >> the last 24 hours alone, f-15 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a hawaii-bound flight back to portland, oregon, after a passenger made threatening remarks and refused to store his carry-on bags. >>> then, last night in miami, a northwest plane headed for detroit, returned to the gate. a passenger was removed, accused of making inappropriate remarks and acting rudely. >>> and the white house releases a shocking report on that failed bomb plot. viviana hurtado joins us with more. >> reporter
cbs reports: "where america stands." >> reporter: for more than a decade, americans have been living in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed
takes the title of one of america's worst commutes. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is outside live feeling some of the pain. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. this is not good news for all of you commuters out there, but you already knew that, right. the capital beltway has been named the third most congested freeway in the entire country and the biggest bottleneck is the inner loop here at 295 in oxon hill. this is all according to a brand new study that was compiled by the website, the daily beast and a company called inrix. they used gps data from truck drivers across the country to calculate the pace of traffic. here's what they found. check this out. the number one most congested freeway in america is the hollywood freeway in los angeles. no surprise there. coming in at number two is the lunalilo freeway in honolulu, hawaii and that's one i never guessed and capital beltway clocks in at number three. the study shows the capital beltway is backed up, get this, 194 hours every week. after the biggest bottleneck where we are now, the inner
"where america stands." and lights, camera, "avatar." does this new way of making movies mean a sequel is simply a click away? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news. toyota has just done something no car maker in this country has ever done before: it has just told its dealers to stop selling eight of its models, at least temporarily. the same models it recalled last week to fix a potentially dangerous defect. their gas pedals could get stuck. nancy cordes is in washington tonight. nancy, toyota is also stopping production of these vehicles next week. this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: it is completely unprecedented, katie, and one industry analyst described it to us tonight like the recall of tylenol by johnson & johnson back in 1982. it's affecting four major production plants, as you mentioned, and 2.3 million vehicles at a time when the industry can scarcely afford it. the suspension of sales includes some of toyota's mos
's true. i believe that middle america has spoken here in massachusetts and as they will across the country and future elections and i believe he's the catalyst for change. i believe he can be our voice for middle america. and i just feel that the change is now. i think there's a great movement across massachusetts. and i hope to be across the country as well. >> yes. dujuan? >> my concern from scott brown, my concern is americans need to break away from this right and left paradigm in general. i don't feel we have a candidate strong enough to really do what the american people need to do and scott brown, he ran as an independent but he's a true republican. so we need to break away from that right-left paradigm as american citizens and -- because that's the only answer for this nation. >> uh-huh. i think a lot of americans say hey, we want to be heard. so both republican and democratic party are on notice. dejuan, george and john, thanks for being my guests this morning. interesting discussion. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", the silence of the salahis. >> th
, reverend sharpton, have you a majority leader, one of the most powerful people in america, going around using the term "negro dialect?" >> it's a concern, but whether or not it is enough to ask him to step aside given his record and the fact that he was saying why he felt his candidate can win. i might add, joe, we did not bring up trent lot, the republicans did. the republican chairman said we were raising a double standard. we did not use on senator reid what we used on senator lott. we didn't bring up lott. i don't know anyone who would have made that outrageous comparison. >> reverend, did you read what harry reid's reaction to trent lott's comments were? not to get too deep in the weeds here, but it doesn't help back up the point that there really can't be a parallel here. because obviously trent lott made the comments about strom thurmond that led to his demise and harry reid had a reaction to those comments and i'd like if we could put them up on the screen. he basically said he wouldn't do something like that, and that's how you play. in 2000, then senator-obama suggested -- >>
makes america such an exceptional country? guest coburn there are so many things. i mean a lot of it does come from, from a christian worldview, a christian founding. part of that is freedom of choice so of course they prosper in america but it was disproportionately christians with a christian worldview founding it in part of-- part of what is interesting about that is i mean christ was really upsetting the customs of his day by using so many women for his parables, by administering to women so often. that was very unusual, so as i said before the first feminist was not gloria steinem. it was jesus christ, and there is that the idea of the freedom of choice, i mean literally choice not killing babies choice, and also the idea that all men are created by god and therefore no man has the right to rule over you accept by your consent, except not perfect consent but that is the idea of a federalist democracy that making this a roula for you by divine right because the king has no genetic authority over you. there is and a son of god or some genetic power to roll over their people.
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. >> reporter: peace -- america will never live in peace. >> translator: the attacks will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration administration is firing back. >> this something that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: the audiotape has yet to be authenticated but terrorism experts say it's similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we'll continue to be on the offense against osama bin laden and al qaeda. >> reporter: in the minute-long tape, osama bin laden praises the would-be bomber on christmas day. but terrorism experts say there's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that he had anything to do with abdul mutallab. >> osama bin laden is still a motivating force for jihadists. we have to stay after him. >> reporter: bin laden is still believed to be operating somewhere between between pakistan and afghanista
and the democratic party. and i think it is a really good thing that america is waking up, that they are seeing through this because of the tyrannical dictatorships, the way that nancy pelosi and harry reid are trying to push through this against the will of the american people. but if mr. brown loses the election, jamming down health care down the throats of the american people is nothing compared to what they are going to do. they will find some crisis, some way that they will continue to keep the power and before we know it we will have a hammer and sickle for a flag over the white house. host: on the republican line, joining us from san francisco. caller: good morning. it is a wonderful morning when we can have massachusetts, a historical state, help us, the american people to fight back what we see here. we have been so betrayed, we feel. the nation is in a mess. we all know what happened when we went into this financial crisis. we know that president clinton put out a lot -- that he change what existed in the banking system. and there he put in larry summers to deregulate everything. that
for president. that's what is great about america, people get to decide. >> neil: you weren't making a bigger statement on her and the message to women. >> no, no. my if you havey comment was many years ago. >> there's nothing frumpy about this cover. >> thank you. >> i was going to say, in business and in life, in the end, what's the most important thing? deliver results. people of california are crying for the california state government to get it done. they don't want the details just fix it. i think that's what i can try to do. >> neil: how do you know an schwarzenegger get along. >> he we get along well. >> he doesn't say don't pick on me. >> he has done workman's compensation and redirecting but it's harder than he or anyone else thought. >> neil: all right. the power of many is the book, value for success and business. meg whitman, leading in the republican race within 10 points of the democratic candidate. all right. trying to get the government to cut spending? i liken it to me trying to cut back on ca noely. hope springs eternal. they sneak back and so do the pounds. the diet guru l
the network. his payment for walking away? as much as $40 million. >>> good morning, america. it is sunday, january 17th. glimmers of relief down in haiti, as much-needed aid, finally reaches the people. for some, it is too little, too late. kate snow once again from port-au-prince. good morning. >> good morning, bill. you're right. there's pockets of people getting food and water that they so desperately need. in the last 24 hours, another 250 tons of relief have arrived here. there's so many people without. and living out in the streets. we've seen isolated incidents of violence, now, over that food and water. people, fighting even with gunfire in some parts of town. yesterday, we ran into a pickup truck, filled with people we thought had just been pulled from the rubble. that's what it looked like. it turned out they were looters who had been arrested. they were going through the rubble of a nicer house. they were yelling at us, we didn't do anything wrong. that's what they're yelling there. at the white house, president obama stood with presidents clinton and bush, saying promising muc
-month manhunt ended thanks to a motel manager who was watching "america's most wanted." stephanie sy reports. >> reporter: after more than a month on the lam, paul her ring was arrested saturday night. the 35-year-old is accused of gunning down his twin cities, elderly aunt, and cousin's 6-year-old daughter on thanksgiving. >> i'm really happy that, you know, the monster's in a cane. >> reporter: after months of plastering florida neighborhoods with wanted posters, it was a few seconds on tv that led to the arrest. the owners of the motel saw his picture flash on-screen during a commercial for "america's most wanted." >> there was no doubt because we have a big-screen tv in the house. it just shocked him to the core and he came up front and he says, i can't believe this, but he's upstairs. >> reporter: it was the fourth time the story aired on the program. with an urgent plea from john walsh. >> few stories have made me as angry or as sad as our first case tonight. >> reporter: in 20 years, "america's most wanted" has helped to put more than 1,000 criminals behind bars. >> have you seen jayc
of the country that elect an african-american as the 44th president of the united states of america. when wheeler mentions the inauguration, last yearee election. you know, on the heels of that victory over a year ago there were some who suggested that somehow we had entered into a post-racial america. all those problems would be solved. there were those who argued that because i had spoke of a need for unity in this country, that our nation was somehow entering into a period of post partis partisans. that didn't work out so well. there was a hope shared by many that life would be better from the moment that i swore that oath. as we immediate here today, a year later, we know the promise that that moment has not been fully fulfilled. because of an era of greed and irresponsibility, that sowed the seeds of its own demise and economic troubles unaddressed through the generations, because the banking crisis that brought the financial system to the brink of catastrophe, we are being tested in our own lives and as a nation as few have been tested before. unemployment is at its highest level in more th
with enrollment in triple advantage. we're on the verge of historic reform, a major step forward for america. let's make sure the health care bill is as strong as possible. under the house plan, we'll be offered good coverage at work. and we won't pay a tax on our health benefits. if you're self-employed or between jobs, you'll be able to afford insurance. and you can keep the benefits you have now. we're at the finish line, tell the president and congress, choose wisely, get it right for us. >> all right. as we come back, a programming note. we are expecting the president of the united states to come out any time and then again yesterday he was supposed to come out at 2:30 and then at 3:00 and then supposed to come out at 4:15 and ended up coming out so much later so maybe we should have asked ed henry about that as well. regardless, here we are waiting on the president of the united states. he will have a statement any moment now, and when he does, you are going to hear it and see it here live on cnn. >>> meanwhile, movement today in the case of the wannabe airline bomber. you see the suv arriv
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gathered. so often these days the face of america is that of a soldier. in this case, captain jonathan hart. >> i brought my para-troopers in to help the people of haiti recover from this earthquake. >> reporter: the log jam at the airport has put the 82nd behind schedule. an 800-man battalion was supposed to be on the ground friday. but by yesterday there were only 240. the main port is a disaster area and until a second one can be opened up at cape haitian on the north shore, the american military is trying to move in to haiti through that single runway airport. the vice president likened it to shoving a bowling ball through a straw. >> we were able to get 17 airframes in. we have the capacity to send in 700. airframes. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton who made a firsthand inspection yesterday said one of the first questions she asked the military was why not parachute troops and supplies in? she got the same answer reporters got when they asked the commander of the operation. >> air drop is dangerous for people on the ground because when people see things falling, they will run to
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 18th, i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, surviving in haiti. six days after the earthquake, people are getting desperate. amid the chaos there's hope as rescue teams pull victims alive from the rubble. we are live in haiti. >>> also, breaking news in afghanistan. taliban launch an attack right in the capital. >>> and president obama's big test. he scrambles to save ted kennedy's seat for the democrats and keep his health care bill alive. >>> and the golden globe awards. all the glitz, all the glamour was there. plus, a serious note, as hollywood comes through for haiti. >>> hello again, on this martin luther king day. it is so good to have you back. >> it is odd, feels odd to be back here, but great to be back home. george, the pictures do not adequately convey and indicate, really what the destruction and devastation is like there in haiti. >> they never really do video as close to the tragedy. it also cleans it up a little bit. >> it does. >> the relief effort has stepped up, already 1,000 tr
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, decision day, president obama faces a massive defeat. voters heading to the polls right now. >>> and in haiti, panic rising. the u.s. military begins their dropping food and water. as officials say the death toll is likely 200,000. >>> oh, the weather in california. storms pummel the state, threatening mud slides, forcing evacuations. forecasters predict up to 20 inches of rain by the end of the week. >>> and late night, it's not just conan o'brien this time. the man accused of extorting money from david letterman goes to court today. >>> and baby ester, the little orphan girl we found in haiti, finally reunited with the american couple who adopted her. >>> you know, robin, you say you can't smiling. i don't think you can stop crying. >> these lashes have got to last me for a couple hours. well, we do have a happy ending to that story, she and her family, baby ester, are back here in the states, in the u.s., we'll talk to them ahead. >> she's not the only one getting out of haiti. th
just wants america to know what's really happening here. >> do anything you can. yeah. these are beautiful people. and if there's ever been any controversy about what the people in haiti are like, erase it from your mind, they are strong, they are kind, they are beautiful, beautiful. >> reporter: kate snow, abc news, leogane, haiti. >> injured survivors are flooding into the neighboring dominican republic, urgently seeking medical care they can't get at home. our jeffrey kofman has that part of the story. >> reporter: it is a scene of tragic desperation and it doesn't stop. haitians seriously injured in the earthquake carted across the border to the dominican republic, to this tiny hospital in search of urgent and overdue medical care. what do you need? >> if possible, medicine. >> reporter: this 32-bed hospital is so crowded, there are at least 200 patients jammed in here, that x-rays and amputations are being done in the corridors. basic as it is here, this is the only option for these people. most of them were told in haiti there is simply no more room for th there.
important initiative that gets people working immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. but let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused and perhaps these facts are not well known to you, but i thought i would remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did, in fact, veto any changes that we made in economic policy. that economic policy which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue, because, in fact, the proposals that you had made essentially mirror the propos
and the fact that they testified to the continuing impact of america's most influential novelist of ideas. in the past 66 years, more than 25 million copies of radiance books have been sold. sales have surged recently perhaps in response to the financial turmoil in the takeovers and bailouts and expansions of government. rand remains a libertarian and these two new studies illustrate the growing scholarly interest and her work. stephen cox wrote in liberty magazine recently, rand remains america's most influential libertarian with the possible exception of milton friedman and america's most influential novelist of ideas. in that second category, there is no contest because there is no runner-up. now, i know -- [laughter] now i know that some of you wince when i say that rand was a libertarian. she insisted that she wasn't in many of her fans maintain that point even now. when i published my book, the libertarian reader which is a collection of writings on liberty from the bible to milton friedman and beyond. of course i wanted to include a couple of best buy's vice ayn rand. but the high
. >> everybody needs to work. without work, you have crime. everything just gets worse. >> you know, america wants a good story. the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us and we bounced back. the reality is it's going to take us longer to bounce back than, you know, a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. >> we're in deep crap. >> hopefully the worst days are behind us. >> reporter: well, that's a lot of people with a lot of views. and everyone counts. i'm joe carter. i'll see you on the street. >> "views from the street," one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln. we'll have more from joe all week. >>> the third wife of former chicago area police sergeant drew peterson may testify from the grave today. kathleen save yoe's family is expected to describe her fears that peterson might kill her. initially her death in 2004 was ruled an accidental drowning. after peterson's fourth wife stacy disappeared, investigators reopened the investigation into savio's death. peterson has plead not guilty. a judge will decide if statements from these hearings will make it into pet
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you. [male announcer] this is how america supports our troops. the uso depends on the generosity of the american people, people just like you. to find out more about how you can help visit our website at uso dot org. the uso until every one comes home. >>> growing frustration. six days into the quake disaster, food and medicine are still scarce. with the government meeting in a small back room. >> we're walking through what is now your white house. >>> urgent plea. >> in two or three days, the majority of the people we could save are going to be dead. and there is no way to sugarcoat that. >> a hospital within driving distance of the most seriously injured is waiting to help but can't. we'll talk to a frustrated volunteer standing by to save lives. >>> plus, haiti and hollywood. >> a lot of people are wearing ribbons tonight in support of the people of haiti. >> the disaster not far from the minds of movie stars at the golden globe awards. it's monday, january 18th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita na
it in the united states of america. that would be a start. >> greta: well, any way, governor thank you. make sure you watch governor huckabee saturday night here on fox new. >> if he wants to do security maybe he should get a job doing ski patrol in aspen. that's a 24/7 job especially when it happens like it did. the day after the failed attack on northwest flight 253 the director of er terrorism decided to go on a a ski vacation. it is so over-the-top. joining us tucker carlson. even i came in to do a live news show. >> an example of bad judgment. a good guy -- >> greta: this isn't about being a nice guy it is about doing a job. >> this is why you have the job in the first place what is so striking to membership the white house is striking this sort of george bush 2002 tone, no one is gonna get fired for this, right. we are all at fault so none of us are really at fault. they are attacking anybody, in classic campaign mode, anybody who would question this. the white house comes out today and says look how dare you question the fact this man went skiing a day after the terror attack. his son turn
>>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts, reporting live, again earthquake-ravaged haiti. and this morning, a race against time. despair turns to panic, as the haitian people enter day three with no food, water or medical supplies. amidst the heartbreak, incredible stories of heroism and hope. we bring it to you live this morning. >>> i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. here at home, one family's desperate cry for help answered. robin finds their missing, baby daughter caught in the earth quake a world away. >>> plus, a pain medicine is recalled. 6 million bottles pulled from shelves. and reports say the manufacturer knew for two years and did nothing. >>> jay leno gets his old gig back, as the biggest gamble in a decade goes bust. >>> good morning, again, everyone. what you're looking at is the national cathedral here in port-au-prince, haiti. it began being built in the late 1800s. it took 30 years to be build. 45 seconds to be destroyed. the news this morning, no other way to put it, but panic is begin doing set in. it's been three days without food, water or shelte
hesitancy to talk about races or one ethnic group, he wants to do policy that's affect all of america. but i feel that perhaps african- american are getting ignored. and maybe looking at a task force creating disparities that african-american would appreciate but we're feeling ignored. >> is this not coming to a socio economic ssue if the president, who happens to be an african-american, were to come all out with these programs, wouldn't he not get then the back lack from other communities? how does he walk that tight rope? >> but of course barack obama being the first african- american president is getting backlashed any way just because. so sometimes as a leader, you are going to have to take those tough stands. and maybe you have to say that in helping one grop, i'm going to help all. and i think that's what he's saying. however, when we look at the problems in america, the problems in america are not just black problems, they are problems of a lot of people being unemployed, a lot of people having foreclosures, a lot of people losing their life savings in the stock market. so when he say
't forget to e-mail your answer to our "watercooler question of the day." how close do you think america is to realizing dr. king's dream? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> welcome back. 40 minutes after 5:00. it's 41 degrees downtown. relatively mild for this time of the year. i think it's going to be a pretty mild afternoon as well. we'll shoot up close to 50 degrees. the rain is gone. upper 30's and low 40's. it's 39 degrees officially at the airport. you'll see a little more cloud cover this morning than this afternoon. decreasing clouds as we head through the day. we'll get a look at the seven-day. things are going to change later in the week. for now, back to the news desk. >> in this morning's "medical alert" fast food giant taco intel asking you to try -- bell is asking you to try its new drive-through diet. >> is it too good to be true? >> i decided to trim down. i knew i had to be realistic. >> if you haven't seen her yet, you will. christine is all over the latest taco bell tv commercials claiming she got her bikini bod by following what the company calls the d
at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> the los angeles police department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect responsible for a hit and run accident that severely injured two girls. newly release surveillance video shows the driver striking a 14-year-old girl and her 3-year-old niece as they were crossing a street. officers believe the driver is female is and her white sedan may have damage to the front headlights. >>> in indiana, the search continues for ape man who tried to rob a woman's purse in broad daylight. security video captured the suspect engage anything tug of war with the victim who fell to the floor but would not give up. although the would-be robber left empty handed, police caution it's always best to let go of your belongings in those situations. >>> back in los angeles, a driver is in custody after leading police on a dangerous high-speed chase during rush hour. when the man wouldn't pull over, police spun his vehicle out of control. the suspect was arrested shortly afterward without further incident. >>> and firefighters
intelligence information with the nation today, and now he and others want to know why america's intelligence agencies failed to share that information with each other. today president obama revealed for the first time what many had suspected since the attempted bombing on christmas day, al qaeda was behind it. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president says that the suspect, umar abdulmutallab, made his al qaeda contacts and received his training in yemen, a country wracked by poverty and an ongoing civil war. now fertile ground for extremists driven from strongholds in afghanistan and elsewhere. >> there's really basically a de facto safe haven for islamic terrorists and the yemeni government is almost powerless to stop them from operating. >> reporter: after getting initial reports earlier this week, mr. obama has called a face-to-face meeting with top officials set for tuesday at the white ho
for everyone in america. we got home ownership, providing mortgages to people that could not afford to repay, which became a source of the problem. ceo's of my companies have said that 2009 was one of the toughest years of their lives. some of them have simply gone. but they are working to rebuild this economy and that is what it is badly all about. host: what firms do you represent? guest: state farm, bankamerica, jpmorgan chase, all of the way to bancorp south by and mississippi. companies that are -- bancorp south in mississippi. companies that are national and ones that are more local. host: this complaint from viewers and voters about pay, what you find? guest: pay and compensation has changed radically in the last year, but you would not know it because it is not being reported on. but it has changed a lot to reflect long-term performance. host: the next call comes from california. caller: the man that you have on there is a liar. host: if you have something to say or ask, that is fine. but to call someone a liar is out of bounds. san antonio, good morning. caller: how is everyone? hos
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>>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts here in new york. >>> and i'm george stephanopoulos in washington. >>> breaking news right now, a massive 6.1 aftershock rocks haiti just a short time ago. eight days, as you know, after the first quake crumbled that country. we are live on the scene. juju chang is there. >>> on the anniversary of president obama's inauguration, a stunning rebuke for the white house. >>> and i'm ready to go to washington without delay. >>> a republican wins ted kennedy's senate seat. does that mean health reform is now dead? how will president obama and the democrats respond? >>> also breaking right now, a manhunt under way. 100 police searching for a gunman suspected of shooting eight people overnight. >>> plus, the perfect storm slams california. mud slide, monster waves, even tornadoes, and the worst is yet to come. sam is live on the coast. >>> good morning, everyone. we have so much breaking news this morning. it sent my colleagues far and wide. sam live in california where those powerful storms have produced tornadoes and dangerous floods. juju h
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